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Woman severely injured when firework explodes in face in Sugar Land, authorities say

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Woman severely injured when firework explodes in face in Sugar Land, authorities say
SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) — A woman was severely injured when a firework she lit exploded in her face during Fourth of July celebrations in a parking lot in Sugar Land, authorities say.

It happened around 11:40 p.m. Sunday in a shopping center parking lot on Highway 6 and Voss Road, but people were still out popping fireworks as late as 1 a.m. Monday.

According to authorities, people had been using the parking lot to set off fireworks all night.

In the woman’s case, she lit a firework, but didn’t clear the area in time before it detonated.

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and emergency crews responded to the scene and found the woman, who was being tended to by her family.

She had significant trauma to her face, officials said.

“The girl, she was trying to light the fireworks, then she tripped on it while she was trying to light it up. And her whole face was injured. Half of her face,” said witness Laiba Kanwal.

She was flown via LifeFlight to the hospital downtown.

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Authorities did not provide an update on her condition.

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Woman severely injured when firework explodes in face in Sugar Land, authorities say
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